It’s National Volunteer Week, and to recognize it we’re highlighting some of our stellar volunteers throughout the week. These men and women make good things happen for people affected by TS across the country every day, and we’re grateful for their energy and dedication. Thank a volunteer today or nominate a volunteer for a National Volunteer Award.
“Volunteers aren’t paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless” – Anonymous This quote applies to the many hard-working volunteers that are the lifeblood of the TSFC, and it could not apply more to Tisha Etherington-Phillips. Tisha is a mother of four exceptional youth with TS+ who has spent the past 25 years working with, and advocating for, youth with neuro-developmental disorders. In addition to being a contributing author to the TSFC publication, Understanding Tourette Syndrome: A Handbook for Families, she is the Special Education Advisory Committee TS representative for Durham Region. Most recently, Tisha served the Tourette Syndrome community by contributing to the In-Service Program both as a presenter and as a content editor and researcher. Tisha, we thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience, and passion for change with students, education faculty and parents across Ontario. Your contributions truly are priceless. If you would like to help recognize a volunteer, please send an email with a photo of them and a description of why they’re special (please get their permission first!) to Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.